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Hello, sorry my laptop crashed earlier and have been unable to get online until now. As a self employed worker you are not subject to the working time limits so officially there is no maximum time you could be required to work per day. In addition, if you are using Council property, such as the market and trading on their premises, they can potentially set the rules as to when you come and go. This is not a restraint of trade. The law on this is aimed and entirely different matters. The first thing you should do is try to find any formal contract o agreement you have with them to see if you are contracted to anything specific, such as times when you leave and if they have the contractual right to dictate these. If they do not then you can try and argue that under contract they are not allowed to do this but in the end what they can do is terminate the agreement they have with you simply by following any termination procedures in it. So it will be a case of some give and take unfortunately – as self employed your rights are not as extensive as those of an employee and they will potentially be able to get away with more.
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Legally there is no victimisation here. This only happens if you have been discriminated which is where you have been picked on because of gender, race, age, disability etc but I see no evidence of that here unfortunately